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Happy National Ice Cream Day! If you are one of the countless millions of red-blooded Americans who loves ice cream, you should feel justified today in telling your employer that you have a religious obligation and therefore are legally protected in taking the day off. Then you should get yourself to one of the holy shrines to frozen creaminess that dot the city, and make an offering of five bucks, and take unto thyself an ice cream cone. Repeat as necessary.

Our picks for best places to take frozen communion, presented in random order and without commentary, because having to think up descriptions for all of these places will result in us being forced to leave our desks to acquire samples from each one, and we can’t have that:

Bobtail Soda Fountain

Original Rainbow Cone

Margie’s Candies

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Scooter’s Frozen Custard

Oberweis Dairy

And for a suburban ice cream crawl, we can’t suggest a better itinerary than the one outlined in a National Ice Cream Day celebration from last year. Shout out to Mitchell’s in Homewood! Chocolate chip milkshake, what?

Hungry Hound dutifully observes National Ice Cream Month [2007] [ABC7Chicago]

[Photo: Margie’s Sundae, via lisa_h’s Flickr]


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